- Your device is a mipsel (MIPS running in little-endian mode, this is what the worm is compiled for) device.
- Your device also has telnet, SSH or web-based interfaces available to the WAN, and
- Your username and password combinations are weak, OR the daemons that your firmware uses are exploitable.
This is at bit of good news for an industry which was introduced to a type of permanent infection on Monday.
“A WORM is targeting embedded Linux devices which are used in DSL modems and routers. Mipsel based OpenWrt/ DD-WRT gear with SSH, Telnet, or Web-based interfaces available to the WAN have all been hit.
Psyb0t has been around for a while but lately it has changed its tactics and is hitting Linux hardware.
Netcomm’s MB5 ASDL modem has been hit but also modem brands in Italy, Brazil, Ecuador, Russia, Ukraine, Turkey, Peru, Malaysia, Columbia, India, and Egypt were suspect as well.”
Here is some more Tech News from around the web:
- All Five Smartphones Survive Pwn2Own Contest @ Slashdot
- Intel Moblin V2 Alpha 2: It Boots Even Faster! @ Phoronix
- Microsoft Office 14 Details Leaked! @ TechARP
- Interview with Alexandra Kogan of Enermax @ Driverheaven
- Canon PowerShot SX200 IS Review @ Digital Trends
- ECONOMIC RECESSION : Rebirth Of The Smart Computer Consumer @ Tweaknews
- Samsung Monochrome Laser Printer ML-2855ND Review @ CCE Reviews
- Olympus FE-5000 @ InsideHW @ InsideHW
- Benchmarking The Linux 2.6.24 Through 2.6.29 Kernels @ Phoronix
- Noctua Give-A-Way @ Pro-Clockers